As It Happens

As It Happens: Wednesday Edition

Sept. 23, 2020

Full Episode Transcript

Part One

Throne speech
Healthy, wealthy … and wise. That remains to be seen as the government outlines its plans to pull Canadians through the pandemic and into the future. 

Breonna Taylor charges
It's been a day of disappointment and frustration for many in Louisville, Kentucky as a grand jury brings no direct charges against police in the killing of Breonna Taylor. 

Richard Nixon sandwich
Richard Nixon ate only part of a sandwich sixty years ago, which our guest thinks is the best thing since sliced bread because it allowed him to swipe it — and more surprisingly, to hang on to it.

Part Two

EU migration pact
The EU has unveiled a long-awaited migration pact that allows member countries to choose between helping with resettlements — or deportations. 

Part Three

Human vaccine trial
One of many young people clambering to take part in the world's first human challenge trial for COVID-19 vaccines tells us why he's willing to be intentionally infected with the virus.

Seattle police defunding 
Seattle politicians are moving ahead with cuts to their police budget — despite the mayor's attempts to block those plans. One council member tells us protestors won't be stopped and neither will she.